Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Made a unique hostess gift for a unique lady!

My Aunt Tami is a very dynamic woman.  She recently purchased a Mr. Rooter franchise.  She gave out toilet coffee mugs to celebrate her business.  I decorated one for her with high performance (outdoor) vinyl from Expressions Vinyl, filled it with chocolate and gave it back to her as a hostess gift for Easter dinner. Check it out.

Before, plain potty.

says Mrs. Rooter on the front.

want a tip on ordering vinyl from Expressions Vinyl?  Go to my friend Michelle's blog.  It is scrappinwithmybug.com or you can use my button on the left hand side of my blog...Use her button for Expression Vinyl and then use my coupon code PlanoRocks for 10% off through April 30th. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My first swap!

I was invited to join in a Birthday Tag swap.  My first swap every.  The Murphy Scrappers were kind enough to include me.  Here's my project.

Used Mother's Day 2010 for the pinwheel with Amy Butler paper, tag is from Forever Young cut of Coordinations paper.  The straw is from Ikea.

Crop Swag Bag Give Away! --- And the winner is....

Comment #94 Huggs and Kisses xo said....
I am now a follower and LOVE the bag....I've never been to a crop but I like anything that means getting together with creative girlfriends!!!

Please shoot me an e-mail at stefanichastain@hotmail.com with what color your want, what phrase from Everyday Cricut and what name you would like on the bag.  I'll also need your mailing address.

Congrats!  And, Thank you to everyone that became a follower and all the great posts.  There are some wonderful ideas in there!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Crop Swag Bag Give Away!

Hosted my first crop at my home this past weekend!  Had a blast despite a few mishaps (including the power going out for an hour while I was baking chicken).  We had a great time and managed to eat, eat, eat; even with some dried out chicken (I was so embarrassed). 

So, I thought it would be fun to have another first....My first give away on my blog.  I will be giving away a swag bag like I gave out at my crop.  Your choice of Cricut green, purple or pink.  The mini tote will be tricked out with the little girl bug head (a fav of mine) and your name on one side and your choice of phrase from the Cricut Everyday cart on the other.  It will also include some color coordinated items and other swag.  Check it out!
Cricut Green mini tote - Flair pin says Keep Calm and Rock On!

Fancy Corners Cuttlebug folder set, coordinating Stickles (this one is Firefly), G-Studio B-day stamp set, assorted wiggly eyes, color coordinating bling, ATG tape refill, color coordinated fine glitter, Heidi Swap chandelier gems, replacement blades, measuring tape (with little girl bug head)

This is the pink and purple ones...Flair pin says Get Excited and Make Things!  consumables will be color coordinated to match the color you choose.

So how do you enter for a chance to win????  Become a follower of my blog and post a comment on this post letting me know your favorite thing about attending a crop (I need ideas for my next one)!  Please post now through Saturday, April 23rd at Midnight CST.  The winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, the 24th.  I will post the winner here Sunday evening.

Well, I just hit 100 followers!!!  Yea!  So, how about let's make the pot jucier!  Here's a little more swag now that I've hit 100 followers!

2 oz Glossy Accents, 1 oz bottles of Stickles (Star Dust, Silver and Black Diamond), teresa collins Timeless brads, No Acid Iron on Patch

Okay, if I get to 250 there will be some more SWAG added. Thanks for getting me this far so quickly!  I gained 78 followers in less than 24 hours!  Wow!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cricut and Vinyl - love it!

So, I had the great opportunity to teach a small class on making T-shirts with heat transfer vinyl over the weekend with a local scrapping group, Murphy Scrappers.  I'm collecting pictures of the shirts made by the group here.
This is Raquel's shirt!  Love it!  I may have to copy this!

This is Lori's shirt!  Great use of bling, too!  It looks really good on my blog!

  Stay tuned for more pics from the group.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Look at this Adorable Card I received from ScrappinwithmyBug

Made during a power outage using Spellbinders, MS Ribbon Loops punch (which is how I spoil her - I was on the hunt for the punch for her), Copic Markers, Pink By Design sentiment and the cute little girl stamp from The Greeting Farm.  Michelle made her to look just like me, right down to the green skull t-shirt!  She'll be sticking around on my blog.  Look to the right!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My first The Greeting Farm Stamp - Cheeky Rockabilly

I love these little stamps and want all of the Cheeky line!

Here is a few cards I made (first attempt). 
Still learning about stamping.

Pics from the 2011 Cricut Stampede

I stole most of these pics from other sources as I forgot my camera.  We had so much fun.
Robin, Kim, Stefani and Miroslava
Made fast friends with Robin and Kim.  It was like we had known each other forever! 
I'm so glad to have some local friends to craft with!
Some of the calling cards people exchanged

I made myself a t-shirt for each day of the Stampede - this is Saturday. 
Matches my Calling Card.

My Calling Card

Sunday's T-shirt

Friday's t-shirt

I met Kim (Bling Dazzler) on Thursday night before the Stampede at a dinner at Babe's.  I told her about my shirts and offered to make her one to.  So, I made this for her at the Stampede Friday night.

I won this Flair Pin Set at the Luncheon on Friday before the Stamped.  I broke up the set and sold them individually.  Then bought a Yudo and some accessories with my earnings, so it is like I won a Yudo.

Cute bag someone made with the Yudo and Kim bought.

My little baby girl, Bug. Dressed her in ribbon I got from the ribbon exchange.

She quickly got a friend.

Robin won a Yudo!!!

Debbie, Rina, Robin and Mike at the Luncheon

Cute little items attendees gave out to each other.

The Swag bag.

Queen B (Jana)

Mike with PC

Teresa Collins and Robin

Shannon with PC teaching us to Yudo.

She gave Kim the screen from the Stampede

My Haul from the stampede.

Loading up the dolly to load up the car for the long ride from Frisco to Plano.